Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & New Zealand

Equality Index ?
82 / 100
77 / 100
Legal Index ?
95 / 100
91 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
70 / 100
64 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1986
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Recognized
Since 2012
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 1994
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation only
Since 1994
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation only
Since 1994
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2013
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1986
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
89% Good Place
0%
86% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
89% Favor
10% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
75% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
85% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
16% Not much/not at all
69% A great deal/fair amount
20% Not much/not at all
63% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
84% Strongly/somewhat agree
8% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
24% Strongly/somewhat disagree
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
31% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
39% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
75% Justifiable
5% Not justifiable
54% Justifiable
16% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
94% Did not mention homosexuals
3% Mentioned homosexuals
92% Did not mention homosexuals
8% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
89% Support
3% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Agree
12% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
66% Agree
12% Disagree
52% Agree
14% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
92% Yes
8% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
37% Rare
60% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
92% Agree
8% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Yes
14% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
64% Yes
19% No
57% Yes
22% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
55% Yes
31% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
67% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
36% Justifiable
26% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
93% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
83% Good place
11% Not a good place
69% Good place
10% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
59% Justifiable
19% Not justifiable
28% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
96% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
22% Justifiable
36% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
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